Today I Made:

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Decker » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:34 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:One of my roommates had his family over so we used it as excuse to fire up the smoker. We made:
brisket
grilled chicken
a bacon explosion
grilled veggies
potato salad
grilled corn with chili-lime butter
green salad
baked beans
pecan pie
key lime pie
vanilla ice cream
chocolate malted ice cream
Today I'm thinking of doing some ribs and a chuck steak in the smoker, but there's plenty of leftovers. Yeah!

Huh...I never had smoked Key Lime pie
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Postby PAstrychef » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:49 am UTC

The hardest part of smoking the pie was finding big enough rolling papers. :P
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Dibley » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:38 am UTC

I just made an omellety thing with grated courgette and cheese, it was quite tasty.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:52 am UTC

Yesterday: soup! With bacon, onions, garlic, cumin seed, mustard seed, lentils, green peas, barley, mushrooms, brown rice, and pasta (everything before the pasta had not thickened it to my desired level). Now It's had a chance to burn while being reheated a couple times, making it, after thorough scraping, even more delicious.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Dibley » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:07 am UTC

Tonight, a more or less unsuccessful apple pie. Tomorrow, shrimp/turnip frittata!

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:10 am UTC

My first loaf of sourdough bread. I think I need to keep up the starter longer, as it is very dense. But, it has that delicious flavor union of beer, stinky cheese, and grease, that aught to be flat out nasty, but is not.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:05 pm UTC

A really lovely batch of pomegranate koresh, a persian poultry dish made with onions, poultry-I used cornish hens, split-walnuts and pomegranate juice. Also a bit of cinnamon. The walnuts are ground with the juice to make a thick sauce which you then braise the meat in. Serve it over rice.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Decker » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:17 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:A really lovely batch of pomegranate koresh, a persian poultry dish made with onions, poultry-I used cornish hens, split-walnuts and pomegranate juice. Also a bit of cinnamon. The walnuts are ground with the juice to make a thick sauce which you then braise the meat in. Serve it over rice.

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Postby PAstrychef » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:54 am UTC

Any time you're in the Chicago area just let me know.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:12 am UTC

You know what makes an awesome combination? Liver and eggplant. With an inspired* squeeze of lemon. I discovered this by accident, buying an eggplant on the way home just because I felt like one, then finding some liver that I was thawing in the fridge. Tonight I shall cook the rest of the liver with the cauliflower that I also bought just because I felt like some.


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Postby PAstrychef » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:07 pm UTC

A nice batch of spicy Sechzwan green beans and pork. But it was not perfect. If any of you make this, please send me your recipe!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:10 am UTC

Yesterday: mixed pea sweet curry (will probably turn leftovers into soup)
Today: egg fried rice (leftover from above) with fennel, cabbage, garlic, and leftover roast pork (messy pile of deliciousness).
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Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:41 pm UTC

Yesterday I made lasagne. Today I shall be making oaty cookies :)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:19 pm UTC

Nothing. It's Yom Kippur, and I'm fasting, then going out for Break Fast after services.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Senefen » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:48 am UTC

A milkshake! It was really good too.
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Postby thatguy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:01 pm UTC

Tea, Ramen.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:02 pm UTC

thatguy wrote:Electric Kettle FTW!
YES.

Two days ago: bean & pea soup from leftover curry gravy.
Today: cabbage salad (with some vinegar, mirin, and sesame oil, raw cabbage, onions, etc. can be quite delicious).
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Postby The EGE » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:47 pm UTC

Fried eggs. Surprisingly, you can make pretty good fried eggs in a microwave.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:31 pm UTC

Pork and bean soup. It was going to be Crispy Pigs' Tails a la Fergus Henderson, but the bag marked "tails" that I found in the freezer turned out, upon thawing, to contain two big meaty soup bones instead. It's still good :) And those tails are still in there somewhere; I'll find 'em one of these days.
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Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:06 pm UTC

Roasted pepper and tomato soup. Next time I make it, I'm adding cream. It was nice, but could've done with being more creamy/thick.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:28 am UTC

Turkey Meatloaf with apricot bbq sauce
Mashed Potatoes - half russet, half sweet with parmesan and thyme
roasted vegetables marinated in balsamic vinaigrette
oatmeal honey bread
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby semicharmed » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:34 am UTC

Grilled cheese! Half swiss/half American (the kind that comes from the block @ the deli counter, not the Kraft Singles kind).
And more excitingly, I managed to eat it. Had to cut it into strips & go slow, so my last strips were lukewarm by the time I ate them, but it was my first solid food since my wisdom teeth came out Thursday morning.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby folkhero » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:40 am UTC

Shrimp scampi linguine. Very good and pretty simple to make. Shallots, garlic, butter, olive oil, white wine, lemon, shrimp and pasta; that's all you need (well a stove and some pots help)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby tin » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:33 pm UTC

Today I made a huuuuge tuna, tomato and spinach pasta bake, with a mozzarella, Parmesan and bread crumb topping. It is delish. I think i'll have it with garlic bread.

folkhero wrote:Shrimp scampi linguine. Very good and pretty simple to make. Shallots, garlic, butter, olive oil, white wine, lemon, shrimp and pasta; that's all you need (well a stove and some pots help)


I make something similiar to this fairly often. Except I add mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and fresh parsley. Yum! Adding shallots sounds like a good idea.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:15 pm UTC

Been a busy couple of days:
A set of lovely rib eyey steaks marinated in red wine and spices with orange a la Medieval Venice. Served with a huge pot of mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus and carrots.
A large pot of split pea soup with smoked pork bits.
Roast chicken and potatoes
A nice meat sauce for pasta. I found some nice shapes from a company that's Romania of all places (if I'm reading the label correctly) and one just cried out for meat sauce.
Soon I'm going to put a slab of pork belly down to cure and I'll braise it in the slow cooker on Friday.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Not A Llama » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:16 pm UTC

home made pesto and jalapeno pizza

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:56 am UTC

Heuvos rancheros, and just now, miso soup w/ yellow onions and mustard greens (sinus clearing goodness).
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:25 am UTC

PAstrychef wrote:Soon I'm going to put a slab of pork belly down to cure and I'll braise it in the slow cooker on Friday.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby netcrusher88 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:02 pm UTC

Cast iron-seared strip steak. Picked up a piece of NY Strip earlier this week, rubbed it with kosher salt and fresh-ground pepper, seared it in a cast iron skillet just hot enough to start giving off wisps of smoke from the oil coat from last time I used it, and stuck it in my toaster oven (hey, it can hit 325 F just fine, why waste power on heating up the big thing?) for just long enough to cook it to medium. I was going for medium rare but didn't account for enough carryover with the alert on the probe thermometer.

Dead simple, and the best thing I've made in weeks.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:13 pm UTC

Nothing too special, just whole wheat waffles (whole wheat flour, butter, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, salt, baking powder), and popcorn.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:41 pm UTC

Challah french toast and some crispy slice of the braised pork belly. I'm not totally happy with the pork. I think It needs to be in barely enough liquid to cover and the slow cooker was a smidge too small, so I had to use more liquid than I wanted to. Tasty, but not perfect. Also I think a bit over cooked. I will try again!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:45 am UTC

A couple of days ago: fish pulusu. It's a tangy, spicy south Indian curry. I had to substitute or omit a couple of ingredients (lime instead of tamarind, and no curry leaves), but the end result wasn't that far from the real thing. I used mahi-mahi rather than the traditional king fish, or the catfish that people often substitute outside India.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:52 am UTC

Last night I enjoyed my own cooking for the first time in ages. Properly aged rump steak with olive oil, salt and lots of black pepper on a searingly hot heavy cast iron griddle pan; pap (like grits or polenta, very course corn flour porridge) with a tomato and onion relish/gravy/thing, broccoli in a stilton and cheddar sauce and a really good red wine. And a bit of mint caramel mouse tart (SA: peppermint crisp tart) for afters. YUM. My kitchen still smells of "scorch" :)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Decker » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:49 pm UTC

If I'm ever in England, I'm coming over to your place for dinner too.
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Postby Moo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:52 pm UTC

Decker wrote:If I'm ever in England South Africa, I'm coming over to your place for dinner too.
:) Well, unless you're coming over before end November.
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Postby Moo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:53 pm UTC

That reminds me, I'll change my location to reflect the fact we're moving.
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Postby CombustibleLemons » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:53 pm UTC

Today I made pancakes with syrup veins in them!!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:07 am UTC

Yesterday I made a broccoli and green pea pie.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:27 am UTC

Barley, pea, and lentil, soup, started with onions and garlic caramelized in butter and bacon grease.
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